Sam de Jong’s vibrant, raw indie offers an effortlessly dynamic showcase for its model-turned-actress star.
Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield look at their romance through the lens of the past in Stella Meghie’s sumptuous drama.
From live-action to animated to documentaries, we flip through the Academy Awards’ shorts offerings to see what we think should win.
Trey Edward Shults trots out every filmmaking trick in the book to spruce up an overly-novelistic family drama.
The acclaimed filmmaker stumbles in her slick, but inaccessible portrait of the iconic civil rights figure.
In a year of TV series reaching their much-vaunted conclusions, Orange Is the New Black went out with a seventh season filled with drum-banging polemic.
Race, control, and patriarchy reign in July’s offerings from Criterion.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders lets Morrison’s genius speak for itself.
Ava DuVernay tells the tale of the Central Park Five in a stirring but unsubtle miniseries.
On this week’s podcast, we speak with composer Kurt Farquhar, “the musical voice of the BET,” about his work on American Soul and Black Lightning.
Our exploration of black women directors continues with a look at Gina Prince-Bythewood’s sensitive, layered romantic drama.
We take a look at the ways Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, and other blaxploitation stars elevated their iconic characters beyond white-written stereotypes.
A pioneering work of Black Queer Cinema, Cheryl Dunye’s vibrant “Dunye-mentary” reckons with traditional queer narratives and the racism of Old Hollywood.
C2E2 2019 kicks off in earnest with panels on black horror, graphic novels and SF, as well as a glimmering, Vegas-style showcase from John Barrowman.